Pakistan Day

Pakistan Day

March 23
This national holiday is also known as Republic Day, and is the anniversary of a 1940 resolution calling for a Muslim country for Muslim Indians. On the same day in 1956, Pakistan became an Islamic republic within the British Commonwealth.
Pakistan Day is celebrated with parades and fairs.
CONTACTS:
Embassy of Pakistan
3517 International Ct. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-243-6500; fax: 202-686-1544
www.embassyofpakistanusa.org
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 49
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 37

Celebrated in: Pakistan

Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary, Fourth Edition. © 2010 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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THERE are three days that the Pakistani nation celebrates every year as national holidays - Independence Day on August 14, Pakistan Day on March 23 and the Quaid-i-Azam's birthday on December 25.
QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan Aliyani on Sunday kicked-off Plant for Pakistan Day tree plantation campaign by planting a poplar sapling at Koh e Mehardar mountain.
Addressing the participants, Birgadier Mustansar congratulated the participants of the Pakistan Day Parade and appreciated their hard work.
Hailing the armed forces of Pakistan, the Malaysian prime minister said that the performance of the aircraft he witnessed during the Pakistan Day Parade in Islamabad on March 23 showed that Pakistan Army was well-prepared to defend its borders.
RAWALPINDI -- Pakistan Day celebrations have been concluded at Rawalpindi Arts Council.
Speaking at the Pakistan Day celebrations, the ambassador read out a special message from President Arif Alvi and said, 'The significance of Pakistan Day this time comes with the national morale at a record high and public confidence in the future of the country also at an unprecedented level.'
RAWALPINDI -- A stage play titled 'Pakistan Zindabad' was arranged in connection with the Pakistan Day celebrations under auspices of Rawalpindi Arts Council.
UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan Day was celebrated at Pakistan's Mission to the United Nations with enthusiasm with the hoisting of the national flag by the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi.The ceremony began with recitation from the Holy Quran.
ISLAMABAD -- A Pakistan Day Parade is continue in Islamabad today (Saturday) to mark 79th Pakistan Day.
LAHORE: On the eve of Pakistan Day, Prime Minister Imran Khan, received a message from his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.
The Pakistan Day ceremony commenced with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran.
With celebrations ongoing for the entire year, the regular diplomatic reception of Pakistan Day was expanded into an ethnic food and film festival, where typical Pakistani cuisine stations were set up to introduce guests to authentic tastes of the South Asian nation, as well as the screening of short documentaries showing the tourist and economic potential of the country throughout the event.

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